Every year, as soon as I see the first pumpkins pop up I jump on the occasion to get one. I love how full of flavour they are while tasting mild at the same time. You might know by now that I am a -big- fan of making soups and pumpkins make for a delicious brew. If you’re having little time during the week: make … Continue reading Pumpkin soup
Four months after I resigned from my job in the City I find myself…back in the City. Yep, the girl that desperately wanted to escape a City office is now back in a big building full of City workers. Although the irony of this is not lost on me, it’s not entirely true. Yes, I am working in a big office building again and yes, the … Continue reading #Week 14
Living with a French person has its advantages; salted butter, foie gras every once in a while, and then of course there are the quiches and the tartes… My ‘bichette’ Audrey spoils us every time she comes back from a weekend in France with one or more of these delicacies. Audrey was one of the people who learned me French, and by French I mean … Continue reading Tarte aux poires et roquefort…
There were a few milestones worth celebrating this week. First of all, neeliesnextbite has been up and running for three months. My friend Bart (who I think of as THE expert regarding all internet related stuff) once told me most blogs become inactive within the first three months after their launch so whether that’s true or not, at least I have survived these first few … Continue reading #Week 13
As I am currently in Italy I feel I should post about Italian food this week, especially since I am having all sorts of delicious tomatoes; hot, cold, with olive oil or with cheese, you name it. In fairness, the recipe comes from when I was staying in Monestevole, Umbria earlier this summer, and for those among you that are not missing a single detail: … Continue reading Pomodori!
Ever since I left my job in banking, I have experienced a new and up until now unknown feeling on Sunday afternoon: I find myself actually looking forward to the week ahead. In the past, I used to be in a -super- bad mood starting from 3pm onwards; thoughts about how much I did not want to go back into the office on Monday morning … Continue reading #Week 12